Elite League: Rickard Plamberg hits treble as Giants beat Clan
Belfast Giants found their goalscoring touch as Adam Keefe's men hammered Glasgow Clan 5-1 at the SSE Arena.
Rickard Plamberg opened the scoring in the first period, before fellow new recruit Elgin Pearce added a second.
Plamberg made it three before Bobby Farnham scored a fourth in a devastating eight-minute spell by the hosts.
It was soon five as Plamberg wrapped up his hat-trick before Mathieu Roy scored a late consolation for the visitors.
Swede Plamberg flicked home the opener on 16:47 as the hosts ended the first period well on top.
Pearce netted on 28:22 after a superb counter attack by Keefe's outfit, with Plamberg slamming home his second two minutes later.
Farnham was on hand to divert Liam Reddox's effort home for number four at 36:54, with Plamberg completing his treble with a stunning solo goal at 41:47.
Roy's goal with five minutes remaining took some of the shine off the Giants' victory, who are now third in the table after winning their last two games in a row.
The Giants travel to Glasgow on Saturday for the second game in a double-header against the Scottish outfit.